Have you ever felt like God couldn’t possibly care about you or your situation? Sometimes it might feel like you are all alone, and so many things seem to be going wrong. You end up crying and crying, and wondering if God even cares about you. My friend, God cares more than anyone on this whole Earth could ever care, and He sees all your tears.
The Bible tells us He actually collects them in a bottle. He knows what you’re going through and if you could just look to Him, He would confirm that for you.
He cares so much about you… He knows every thought you have, every ache you have in your heart, and all of your desires. Psalm 56:8 says “You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.”
This shows me that not only does God know every single tear you’ve cried, but He keeps track of what made you cry and studies your heartbreak so that He can heal you, comfort you, and give you joy in a way that is unique to only YOU.
I like to picture God up in Heaven, studying your life, staring into your eyes, watching you while you sleep… noticing every little thing that makes you smile. To be able to bring you true happiness, He also watches closely as you experience the pain and trials of the world. As you shed your tears, I picture Him going to the bottles He keeps suspended on strings hanging down from the Heavens, and He pulls out the bottle He keeps just for you. Each bottle is a different size, color and shape and He knows who each bottle belongs to. He captures your tears and places them in your bottle, then places the cork back into the top to keep them safe. I can see Him holding your bottle close to His heart. I imagine tears are falling from His own eyes as He thinks of how He can draw you closer so that He can do what He longs to do. And what is it that he longs to do for you? Simply to bring a smile to your face… and transform your life so that you can cry tears of joy.
Remember your little glass bottle next time you cry, and remember to be close to Jesus. He can help you turn those tears into joy, and that little bottle of yours will be your welcome home gift when you arrive at your eternal home.
– with love – Anita